NSHA Issues COVID-19 Potential Exposure Warning for Sobeys at Spryfield – Halifax


The Nova Scotia Health Authority has issued an advisory on potential exposure to coronaviruses in the Regional Municipality of Halifax.

Officials say the potential exposure occurred at Sobeys at 279 Herring Cove Road in Spryfield on April 14, April 15 and April 16 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says anyone exposed to the virus on these dates could develop symptoms until April 30, 2020 inclusive.

NSHA reaches out to anyone known to have been in contact with the person or person confirmed to have COVID-19.

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However, they indicate that there may be points of contact of which public health is not aware.

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The list of potential COVID-19 exposures is growing in N.S.

The list of potential COVID-19 exposures is growing in N.S.

The health authority recommends that individuals monitor the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Irritated throat
  • Runny nose
  • Headache

If a person has two or more COVID-19 symptoms, they are asked to call 811 for an assessment and to isolate themselves until they receive advice from 811 on the next steps.

The NHSA asks individuals not to go directly to a COVID-19 assessment center without being notified by 811.

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you should know:

Health authorities warn against all international travel. Return travelers are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days, starting March 26, in case they develop symptoms and to prevent the spread of the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented additional recommendations or enforcement measures to provide self-isolation for people returning to the region.

Symptoms may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people may develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

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To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying at home as much as possible, and keeping two meters away from others if you go out.

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